Dispel the myth of the "Black Thumb" and embrace your green thumb!
The notion of a "Black Thumb" is a fallacy. It is a misperception that some individuals are incapable of cultivating and nurturing a garden. In reality, anyone can master the art of gardening with the proper knowledge, resources, and dedication.
Cultivating a natural dye garden is a magnificent and rewarding experience, allowing one to immerse in the beauty of nature and create their own sustainable and environmentally-friendly art materials.
My lifelong aspiration to cultivate a garden was finally brought to fruition last year, thanks to the generosity of Angelika Ertl, a renowned organic gardening expert in Austria. She graciously provided me access to a small garden plot in her picturesque organic nursery. This year, I am continuing my journey in Angelika's idyllic nursery by nurturing a garden of natural pigments.
This plot of land serves not only as a place to grow my own natural pigments but also as a sanctified retreat where I can contemplate, experiment, educate myself, and even embrace the possibility of error, all within the magnificent and awe-inspiring context of nature.